Although the financial situation in Barcelona is in crisis, the Catalan giants aim to strengthen their forward line in the January or summer transfer market window, with Raheem Sterling standing as one of their top goalscorers, with Manchester City hitting 80 million euros for the player.
Barcelona’s technical department is preparing a shortlist of players who can revive the dryline that desperately needs star quality.
Sterling is currently in a difficult situation in Manchester City, having lost his place in Pep Guardiola where he started Eleven amid rumors that there is a rift between the two.
In simple terms, however, any agreement will be too difficult for Barcelona, even if it does not address their financial problems.
Sterling’s partnership with Manchester City expires in June 2023, which puts him in the red light to leave freely, but he hopes to leave before then and City are unwilling to offer discounts to their players.
Barcelona are aware that City are adamant on this policy, with Eric Garcia’s long-term arrival ending in a free transfer rather than a Premier League club paying a fee before the player’s contract expires.
The Blues are willing to sell Sterling when it comes to a good deal, which is clear, especially as the former Barcelona coach has admitted he only wants football players at his club to be happy.
Los Cules has other options, one being Dani Olmo who developed as a player within La Masia, although his € 50 million price tag is back and Barcelona will have a hard time meeting it.